by Steve Nauman
Apr22ThuApril 22, 2021 by Steve Nauman
Probably the most important thing I learned when I started working in my father’s store at age 7 was to listen, not talk. As a boy working in that little country store, I used to love just listening to some of the “old timers” telling stories that almost always began with: “well, years ago...” It was somewhat...
Mar16TueMarch 16, 2021
We have an orchard on our little farm. There are several different varieties of apples, we also have some cherries, peaches, pears and grapes. It has taken over 25 years to get them all mature to the point where they are now, yet we are never guaranteed a crop of fruit! Once in a while we will get a late freeze that kills most of the blossoms...
Feb22MonFebruary 22, 2021 by Steve Nauman
This blog is possibly a little more personal than most that I’ve written because this one deals with Nurses. Personal, because for many years they were my main contact and constant point of help during the years of my first wife’s illness. Now, it’s still personal because I have two sisters who have been nurses, one just...
Feb1MonFebruary 1, 2021 by Steve NaumanI’m glad that I’ve been able to make “choices” as I travel on this journey we call life! Now of course, early in life our parents, almost nonstop it seems at times really help with “teaching” us about making good choices. Hopefully you had parents who helped you with that.....I know I sure did!
One thing my...
Jan15FriJanuary 15, 2021 by Steve Nauman
My great grandfather who was born in 1880, had a general store in the rolling hills of upstate New York. Then my grandfather bought that general store, and my father bought the store from him. I started working in that store when I was 7 years old, and even though the plan was for me to take it over one day, I moved away when I was 20. For...
Nov25WedNovember 25, 2020 by Steve Nauman
Once again we made it to Thanksgiving week! Many people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday of the whole year......But I think it will be a little (or a lot) different for most of us this year.....because of COVID.
I remember some wonderful childhood Thanksgivings. We would have an informal church service in the morning, usually a...
Oct15ThuOctober 15, 2020 by Steve NaumanDeer season opened a couple of weeks ago in this part of the country. I know several people who get very excited for every phase - Bow, Gun and Black Powder - and they hunt in all three if possible! I have nothing against deer hunting, in fact I feel it’s necessary to help control the incredible crop damage the deer cause to the farm...
Aug30SunAugust 30, 2020 by Steve Nauman
One of my childhood memories is the family dinner table. My father tried to have the family seated together at the supper table—even though that meant our meal was close to 7 PM because of my father’s store closing at 6 most nights, (Monday and Friday it closed at 9!)
But we always had the same seating arrangement, everyone...
May31SunMay 31, 2020 by Steve NaumanIt’s fun sometimes to see the videos of three year olds that raided mom’s make-up and have it “painted” all over their face! When asked if they got into mom’s make-up, many times they say “noooooo”! So often they just go for the “big lie”, even though they are covered with the evidence! I...
Apr30ThuApril 30, 2020 by Steve Nauman
A very popular TV show of the 1960’s and still doing well in reruns to this day is The Andy Griffith Show. Many agree that the antics of Deputy Barney Fife are what made the show such a success. He had such unique mannerisms and expressions, that for simply the humor and entertainment factor I have to agree-because it’s still hard to...